What Is Juvederm?
The biggest beauty complaints, without a doubt, have to do with wrinkles and aging skin. Crow’s feet, laugh lines, lip lines, nasolabial folds and other issues fall into the same category: unwanted. As we age, collagen and elastin fibers are less likely to bounce back into place. A combination of UV exposure, smoking, stress, pollution and lifestyle choices can result in premature aging. While going under the knife is one way to save face, most people do not need such drastic measures right away. Our clients understand that a program of non surgical upkeep and maintenance gives the most natural results for the longest period of time. Along with Botox, lasers, and good skincare, filler injections are a key part of that program.
When it comes to eradicating unwanted wrinkles and restoring lost volume, Juvederm is one of the most advanced dermatological fillers on the market. Thanks to its silky consistency and lightweight composition of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm offers unparalleled, long-lasting results when administered under Dr. Alexander Rivkin’s expert care. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring lubricant found in the skin tissue of every person, which can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. This quality makes it ideal for use in many cosmetic surgery procedures. Because it is so well hydrated, Juvederm offers visible yet natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
A Lunchtime Facelift with Juvederm in Los Angeles, CA
Juvederm comes in several different forms, each designed to be used in specific areas. At Westside Aesthetics, we offer Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Voluma XC. Juvederm Ultra XC is the lightest and silkiest formula, most often used to restore lost volume in lips and fill fine lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus is slightly thicker than Juvederm Ultra and is often used in deeper wrinkles like the laugh lines (nasolabial folds), the frown or marionette lines and the lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Juvederm Voluma is the newest and thickest formula, best used to restore moderate to severe volume loss and also to sculpt and give structure to the face. Dr. Rivkin often uses Voluma in Los Angeles for the Non-Surgical Nose Job, Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation, Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement and Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty procedures.
Another key attribute of hyaluronic acid fillers is reversibility. Any of the fillers in the Juvederm family can be dissolved at any time via injection with a unique enzyme called hyaluronidase. The enzyme usually works within 24 hours to dissolve the injected filler without affecting your body’s hyaluronic acid or damaging your skin in any way. Reversibility makes these filler procedures even more safe and stress free. If results are not fully satisfactory or we want to adjust the fill down for any reason, we can always dissolve the filler either partially or completely. Hyaluronidase injection is quick, simple, safe and painless.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvederm in Los Angeles?
To ensure Juvederm is the right choice for your specific concerns, Dr. Rivkin encourages new patients to set up an individual consultation at his Los Angeles clinic, Westside Aesthetics. During this initial appointment, Dr. Rivkin will review your medical history before scheduling a treatment since certain conditions can impair Juvederm’s efficacy.
Typically, Dr. Rivkin recommends Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC or Juvederm Voluma XC as a solution for:
- Pronounced wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyebrows
- Deep-set laugh lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips
- Acne scarring
- Sunken hollows around the eyes and/or pronounced dark circles
- Non-Surgical Nose Job
- Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement
- Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement
Before any treatment, first-time patients meet for a complimentary one-on-one consultation at Westside Aesthetics. In addition to reviewing your medical history, Dr. Rivkin or one of our expert practitioners will inquire about your personal treatment goals and together you will set realistic expectations for the procedure.
Dubbed the “lunchtime lift,” a Juvederm treatment in Los Angeles with Dr. Rivkin delivers immediate results and typically takes about 15 minutes. He will carefully and precisely inject the filler into key locus points to ensure the most natural and effective outcome. Depending on the area being injected and product used, results are long lasting and can range from six months, up to four years or more.
Minimal swelling, minor bruising, redness and tenderness may occur after your Juvederm injections, but should fully resolve in several days up to two weeks. In general, Juvederm is relatively risk-free and painless, offering you unparalleled results with the shortest recovery period.
Pros and Cons of Juvederm
Juvederm is a great option for anyone suffering from moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is a temporary option and completely reversible if results are not satisfactory. For patients who want permanent correction in certain areas, we may suggest other products. A comprehensive approach, using a combination of products and procedures, is always the best way to improve your appearance and create long lasting results. Fraxel and Ultherapy are perfect additions to a treatment plan that includes Juvederm.
A Yale-trained cosmetic surgeon and a UCLA faculty member, Dr. Rivkin was among the first doctors in the United States to offer Juvederm after its introduction from Europe. Doctors and nurses from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and all over the country regularly come to our Los Angeles office for training on Dr. Rivkin’s cutting edge techniques injecting the Juvederm family of products. He is an instructor for Allergan and Scientia and lectures on injection technique all over the world.
Our centrally-located Los Angeles office is convenient to get to and our friendly, highly-trained staff of professionals are available to answer questions to ensure you feel at ease throughout the entire process. Call us today at (310) 443-5273 to set up an appointment or fill out our contact form.